Are You Suffering from Stress Fatigue?

As the pandemic and political strife continue, many of you may feel that the situation is hopeless. Maybe instead of hopeless, you’re suffering from stress fatigue. Ongoing stress can do that.

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Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.

—Stephanie Bennett-Henry

What is Stress Fatigue?

Fatigue is a “weariness or exhaustion from labor, exertion, or stress.”

This weariness is constant and lingering. It’s so great it affects your daily life. You may feel as if you didn’t sleep. Getting up out of bed may be difficult. Normal activities and / or job performance are too much. Moreover, you feel exhausted all the time.

You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.

—Mandy Hale

Don’t Assume

Recognize your symptoms of stress and self-self treat if your symptoms are minor. But if your symptoms have increased to where they interfere with your ability to get things done, it’s time to seek help.

No blog post has enough information for you to diagnose yourself. You may have a reasonable idea, but you probably have overlooked one or two things.

Web MD points out that different illness cause fatigue including heart disease.So please, call a medical professional to discuss your symptoms. Rule out the physical illnesses while they are treatable. 

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.

—Gloria Steinem

Quotes to Remember

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Exhaustion is real. But sometimes, all you need is a reminder of how strong you are.

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.

—Diane Mariechild

Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.

—Lilly Pulitzer

The best protection any woman can have… is courage

—Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.

—Maya Angelou

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

—Suzy Kassem

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’

—Audrey Hepburn

Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.

—Rosalind Russell

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.

—Maya Angelou

I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.

—Audrey Hepburn

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

–Eleanor Roosevelt

Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.

—Ziad K. Abdelnour

Honor Yourself

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The world is a dumpster fire. You may have Stress Fatigue, but you are strong and smart and brave. You know you. You’ll get help when you need it. What do you do that helps you remember you are enough? 

Worldwide Crises Got You Down?

Worldwide crises got you down? As if the pandemic, protests, and political shenanigans aren’t enough, now we have more killing and natural disasters. It’s a lot. The worst part is that none of it is over. And it won’t be for a while. So in case you need a reminder of how strong and awesome you are, here are a dozen quotes to help you hold on.

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage

Image of a tree and a woman sitting on the ground silhouetted against a golden moon with the quote by Mary Anne Radmacher to help you when the worldwide crises got you down

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

You are Braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, and Smarter than you think.

― A. A. Milne Christopher Robin

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on—it is going on when you don’t have strength.

– Napoleon Bonaparte

Strength

Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.

– Sarah Dessen

Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.

– Unknown

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.

Flavia Weedn

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. – Christopher Reeve

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.

– Arthur Golden

You have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

– Marcus Aurelius

You don’t realize how strong you are until you have to help someone else stand up.

Taylor Jenkins Reid

Hold On by Alabama Shakes

I don’t blame you one bit if the worldwide crises got you down. The constant onslaught of dire news can be overwhelming. Don’t let the it wear you out. Take care of yourself. Maybe you need a distraction or two. Take a break from social media. Take a break from the world. You are strong. Let’s help each other hold on. How do you give yourself the strength to keep going?